In a Strange Turn of the Screw, Trump Calls for His Own Impeachment

Editor's note: Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder... it just suddenly does. Trump intentionally says many outrageous things, but crying out for his own impeachment? Tuesday morning... Trump sends out a remark pointing to some economic numbers in a tone which suggests he doesn't feel appreciated for all the fine work he does for all … Continue reading In a Strange Turn of the Screw, Trump Calls for His Own Impeachment

Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

https://youtu.be/rFGE3X6Yhj0 Dyslexia may explain a lot about the twisted behavior of the president. by Harriet Feinberg edited by O Society October 6, 2019 While dyslexia is mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational … Continue reading Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The destruction of the middle class also destroys democracies and paves the way for authoritarian rule. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In 2016, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk published a paper in the Journal of Democracy  called Democratic Disconnect, which shows how in the era since Reagan led America out … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The Politics of Competitive Consumption

"I guess the trouble was we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians,” wrote John Steinbeck of his fellow Americans. “Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.” Why do Americans want so much more than we need? by Juliet Schor edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In contemporary American culture, consuming is as authentic as it gets. … Continue reading The Politics of Competitive Consumption

Unfit for Office

    Donald Trump’s narcissism makes it impossible for him to carry out the duties of the presidency in the way the Constitution requires. by George Conway edited by O Society October 5, 2019 On a third-down play last season, the Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith stood in shotgun formation, five yards behind the line of … Continue reading Unfit for Office

‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts

https://youtu.be/NkJx6t2EOAo Donald Trump's tactic of redirecting accusations of misconduct back at his accuser is childish, petty … and surprisingly effective by Tom McCarthyism edited by O Society October 5, 2019 Since he first emerged from the primordial muck of reality TV, Donald Trump  responds to attacks from political opponents with some version of a playground phrase. … Continue reading ‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts